TOP PHOTO: Local business icon Hack Ayers died and a community mourned his death.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – As 2020 comes to a close WLAF is sharing the 20 most read stories of the year. These are the stories that caught, and kept the attention, of our readers. This week, we will share those stories in no particular order with four a day being featured.
Today’s four selections include stories about a “ram” and an elk.
ONE – March 2020
In the early morning hours on March 2, a truck collided with a bank building. For the full story read here.
TWO – October 2020
John Baird of La Follette, an avid hunter, took down an 800 pound bull elk when he was one of 15 hunters across the state to win the opportunity to hunt the animals.
Each year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) has a lottery to select 15 hunters who will be allowed to hunt elk across the state.
“He was one of the lucky ones,” TWRA Officer Brenden Marlowe said of Baird from LaFollette. Once his name was selected, Baird was assigned to hunt in the 22,000 acres known as the Ed Carter unit in Claiborne County. For the full story click here.
THREE – January 2020
Local business icon Hack Ayers died and a community mourned his death. For the full story click here.
FOUR – April 2020
Caryville Police Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General Store on John McGhee Blvd just after 7:30 pm on Thursday evening in April. Deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the call involving a suspected shop lifter. For the full story click here.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 12/28/2020- 6AM)